Family Ties at Quincy House

Learn how to tell your story

At Quincy House

Everyone has a history worth recording. Family Ties provides students with the tools to tell their stories. During their visit, students learn about Eliza Susan Quincy, who documented her family’s history using a variety of methods.

Students learn how to conduct oral history interviews; examine historical documents, objects, and photographs; and design a personal monogram. Back in the classroom, students apply these techniques to make family albums that chronicle their own families’ pasts and record daily lives.

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Program Details

Available weekdays, fall and spring, for grades 4 – 6.

Length: 2.5 hours. Maximum 50 students per program.

Cost:

Type of Program: Field Trips

Related Topics: Family

Curriculum Links

Connections to Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks (August 2003 version)

History and Social Science

Concepts and Skills: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Learning Standards: 3.8, 3.9, 3.12

Concepts and Skills: 1, 2, 3

English Language Arts

View full frameworks from the Massachusetts Department of Education

Eliza Susan Quincy recorded this inventory of the west parlor at Quincy House in 1879. It is now in the collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Read the full inventory.

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